Interview with Mestari Mortenson

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Passion for compassion.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Grew up in Scandinavia in northern Europe many moons ago. A small town with very real Viking heritage celebrated and respected its violent past, and school children were taught to read and write runes as early as first and second grade. History was always part of now. This kind of upbringing almost feels fairytale-like so many decades later. The unseen, whatever that may be, was accepted as a normal part of life. Legendary creatures like trolls, fairies, gnomes etc were not completely brushed off as pure fantasy... This taught us to respect and appreciate the point of view of others. Just because one cannot see something, does that necessarily and definitely mean that it isn't there? Does it mean that a child is lying when they claim to see something that we can't? We think not. Anything is possible. Life is a great mystery, and we want to explore it, not just live by someone else's rules just because "it was always like that".
Describe your desk
A tiny red laptop stand that just barely fits the laptop and mouse.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Creating tech problems, burning dinners and multitasking poorly. And occasionally looking after various family members.
Published 2017-03-02.
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Books by This Author

Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Peer Pressure
There are real world choices to make, as well as real consequences, in this interactive adventure book for kids. Click on your selection and see where the story takes you. Made to help develop thoughtfulness and empathy in youngsters, without preaching.